Material removal through cutting, turning, milling, drilling, grinding, tapping and more using machinery such as laser cutting systems, plasma cutting systems, oxyfuel cutting systems, milling machines, drill presses, lathes, horizontal machining centers, vertical machining centers, turning centers, multitasking machines, electrical discharge machines and other equipment assisted by Computer Aided Design (CAD), Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM), Computer Numerical Control (CNC), automation and robotics.
We’ve come a long way since the introduction of the first PLC. Here are some of the key technologies that will shape industrial automation in the year ahead.
Metrolog X4 I-Robot version v7 from Metrologic controls both the measuring device and the robot directly, eliminating the need for several software packages and a complex integration to control a robotic cell.
FactoryWiz Monitoring software from Refresh Your Memory transfers data to/from machines acting as FTP Clients, FTP Servers, or Microsoft SMB servers, such as sharing machine inspection probe data with quality systems for faster, improved in-process reviews.
The Argonaut MES from RedViking is the first manufacturing performance platform of its kind that lets users install only the manufacturing apps they need, only where they need them, and control them from a central location.